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Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


  • Harry Potter Trip 2018

    5th February 2018

    After the success of last year’s trip, The Cedars Academy English department is again arranging an educational trip to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. This year there will be two trips: Wednesday 9th May and Wednesday 16th May. Pupils will only be able to attend one of the trips…. Read more »

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  • Early closure

    15th December 2017

    The Cedars Academy will close at 12.45pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017 for the Christmas Holiday and will re-open to pupils at 8.40am on Tuesday 9 January 2018.

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  • Trial exams re-scheduled

    12th December 2017

    Trial exams re-scheduled due to snow closure on Monday The missed exams have now been rescheduled as per the attached timetable, with changes highlighted in yellow. Please ensure your son/daughter is aware of these additions. ALL rooms and seat numbers remain UNCHANGED. i.e. Whichever room and seat was allocated for a Monday exam – they… Read more »

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  • Academy open as normal

    11th December 2017

    The Cedars Academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th December 2017  Following the closure on Monday 11th December 2017 due to snow, the premises team have cleared the site and the academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th December 2017. Trial exams that were scheduled to take place on Monday 11th… Read more »

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  • Christmas Jumper Day

    5th December 2017

    Save the children Christmas jumper at the Cedars

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  • Christmas Dinner at The Cedars

    1st December 2017 Read More
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